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John Lewis, Burberry, M&S named as partners for Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant

John Lewis, Burberry, M&S named as partners for Queen's Platinum Jubilee Pageant

​Major British brands including Burberry, Marks & Spencer and John Lewis have signed up to support the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee as official partners of the Pageant on 5 June in celebration of her 70-year reign.
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Buy Me Once CEO calls for tax on retailers who destroy saleable stock

Buy Me Once CEO calls for tax on retailers who destroy saleable stock

Tara Button, founder of sustainable retailer Buy Me Once, has launched a petition to challenge retailers who destroy or throw away good stock, calling for the introduction of a special tax and fines for past offences.
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Plan B rules to end in England, should ease retail pressures

Plan B rules to end in England, should ease retail pressures

​British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the end of Covid-19 measures introduced to curb the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in England as he looks to live with the virus after a peak in cases.
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Basingstoke's Festival place enjoys encouraging December footfall and sales

Basingstoke's Festival place enjoys encouraging December footfall and sales

​Reports continue to filter through that Christmas was better than hoped for many businesses and retail destinations and on Wednesday, Basingstoke mall Festival Place added to the upbeat mood.
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Price and convenience drives consumers today - report

Price and convenience drives consumers today - report

​Shopping online will remain a focus for most UK consumers this year but priorities are shifting towards cost, convenience and choice, according to a new survey.
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Amazon UK to continue accepting Visa credit cards

Amazon UK to continue accepting Visa credit cards

​Online retail giant Amazon looks set to resolve its feud with credit card giant Visa over processing fees following a six-week who-will-blink-first standoff.
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Inc Retail to open The Campus retail and leisure space

Inc Retail to open The Campus retail and leisure space

​It’s being heralded as a venture to "redefine how consumers use retail spaces". It’s called The Campus and is being developed to include pop-up retail, flexible workspace, and an urban food hall. 
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UK weekly footfall rises as more office workers hit high streets

UK weekly footfall rises as more office workers hit high streets

​Early signs of the confidence shown by workers returning to their offices saw a boost for UK high street footfall in the latest week. Footfall across UK retail destinations rose 1.5%, according to Springboard.
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Fortnum & Mason has strong Christmas, despite making full-year loss

Fortnum & Mason has strong Christmas, despite making full-year loss

​Fortnum & Mason had a strong Christmas period, but its latest accounts for the year to last July also showed it swinging to a pre-tax loss for the first time since 2009.
Luxury
Ex-M&S and Sainsbury's chairmen die, both helped shape UK retail

Ex-M&S and Sainsbury's chairmen die, both helped shape UK retail

​Two key executives who helped to shape UK retail died in the last few days. Paul Myners was the former chairman of M&S and Landsec and John Sainsbury was the driving force behind the supermarket chain for 23 years.
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Selfridges in NFT deep dive with Paco Rabanne

Selfridges in NFT deep dive with Paco Rabanne

​Fashion, art, retail and technology are drawn together in a first-of-its-kind, multi-layered cultural collab featuring the work of artist Victor Vasarely and fashion house Paco Rabanne at Selfridges’ London store.
Luxury
UK online fashion sales "good" in 2021 despite sector's worst ever growth rate

UK online fashion sales "good" in 2021 despite sector's worst ever growth rate

​Year-on-year comparisons across the pandemic landscape can make interesting reading. That’s why UK online retail in 2021 recorded its worst-ever year for growth, but still managed a “rather good” performance.
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Recovery continues at M&S as Christmas quarter's fashion sales rise

Recovery continues at M&S as Christmas quarter's fashion sales rise

​M&S’s powerful recovery story continued over the Christmas period with the UK retail giant saying Thursday that constant currency sales rose 18.6% year-on-year and 8.9% compared to two years ago.
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Meta-works: Online universe becomes lab for real-life products

Meta-works: Online universe becomes lab for real-life products

Online platforms that are precursors of the metaverse vision for the internet's future are already serving as workrooms to develop products destined for real-life sale.
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Q3 fashion suffers at Sainsbury's amid tough comparisons

Q3 fashion suffers at Sainsbury's amid tough comparisons

UK supermarkets giant Sainsbury’s may have enjoyed a bumper Christmas trading for festive food and drink, but there was less cheer when it came to clothing.
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Bluewater owner Landsec makes key executive appointment

Bluewater owner Landsec makes key executive appointment

Big appointment for Landsec. The UK commercial property giant has hired Remco Simon to the newly-created role of managing director – Strategy and Capital Markets. Effective immediately, the will report to CEO Mark Allan.
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